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A MUSKETRY MENACE. J The Governor of Kansas Bends a Eegiment of Militia to Parsons to Awe t the Strikers. c a An Attempt Made to Stop the Train on !( Which the Soldiers Were Making c the Trip. i Prospects for Openlnjr Traffic at St. | .Louis Reported Be Her Tiiau for ( Tliree Weeks. c Transfermen Create Trouble by Be lusinu to Move Freight of Em broiled Heads. , I Kaima* Militia Mobilized. I Toikk \. Kan.. April 'i. — In response « to the request of Adjt. Gen. C— pnril. telegraphed Crnb Parsons last Bight, the t governor this morning ordered oat the First j regiment of the Kansas National Quart, j with inetructionß to proceed at once to Par- , t sons to mist in the movement of Missouri ( l'iu'iiif trains. The regiment lumbers MO I, men In line, CoL Patrick of Otwego being £ iteeoloneL Maj. Gen. Carroll ot Paola will be in cominanil. The Santa Fe road. ( which operate! the Southern Kansas, made ( transportation* urangementa tor the troops , on list* Southern Kansas and Gull roads. | They will arrive in Parsons at 7 o'clock to- ( night These troops take muskets and i ordinary camp equipage, l)llt "" tt'iits. as , tliey camp In the Missouri PacMfl shops. The feeling at this late hour is that the presence of the troops will have the desired ' result. THE TBOOPS AItIUVK. Pabsovr, Kan.. April 8. — Bight com- , panics of (<>i. Patrick's First regiment, , Kansas National Guards, arrived this even- , ing. numbering about 400 men. The com- I, panics came from the following towns: , Olatbe, Lawrence. Ottawa. Carnett, Hum- - bohlt. Girard, (Columbus and Fort Scott. , The three last-named came by way of the . Kansas City, Fort Scott ft Gulf road, and , met with no opposition. The tive first- ( named came by the Southern Kansas to ( Cherrrvate, and from there by special to j this "city. Just alter pasting Ottawa , gang of ruffians came upon the track and j Bigualed the engineer to stoi». which he did. The leader, a man named Semple. handed a note to the engineer, inviting him not to < pull the cars out of Ottawa. The major of the First regiment was In the front part of the train, and Retting Off, laced the crowd. ( and in vigorous language told them some j very plain truths, and drawing a rille, - threatened to shoot the leader, whereupon ' they lied from the track. The leaders ( were ai.t. ur.rocxiZEP, their mines being Semple. OXeil.MeOoby, Lester, Nesbitt and Martin. None of these ire railroad men. Semple is said to be the | nan who Ined an oil train during the Pitts burg riots and Nesbitt a stonemason, while i the others are laborers, all Knights of La bor. Semple is a member of the arbitiation ' committee, and has repeatedly said he would not regard the laws of the state or ( general government. In addition to these the names of others have been sent , to the United States marshal, with ( names of witnesses with charges of ob- j Btructing United States mails. When the ( tioops reached (herryvale they found the ft ires cut between that place and Parsons, iml threats were beard from strangers that the train would never reach its destination. The run was completed, however, without a mishap. Parsons was readied In a cold. sleeting rain. Four companies are quartered ] at the car shops and four occupy the opera \ house. Gen. Roberts will arrive iroin Lawrence at midnight, when Adjt. Gen. ' Campbell will return from Topeka. No trouble ;is anticipated to-morrow, when the trains will be moved. The troops are in good trim and ready for work if an at tempt should be made by the mob to in terfere with traffic. MAKTIX HAD TO DO IT. TOPEKA, April 2.— The governor states that the Fiist regimeut was ordered to Parsons only afUT repeated calls from the sheriff, the mayor and many citizens of the county, representing that the strikers had openly defied tue civil authorities, and were law less and turbulent in all their proceedings. On Thursday afternoon the adjutant general telegraphed the governor that all hope of inducing the strikers to respect the law or the civil authorities would have to be aban doned, that they openly detied the sheriff and mayor, and that military force would be xiecessary to preserve the peace. Indignation at Auliison. Atchisox, Kas.. April 2. — The strikers are rapidly quieting down here. Twenty four of the old employes were put to work in the shops this morning, and others are waiting until there is a demand for their services. It is reported to-nicht that the strike has been formally ordered off by the local committee. A dispatch to a St. Louis paper Emm Laurence quoting United States Marshal Jones as having said that the senti ment of officials and citizens at Atchison was on the side of the Knights of Labor was the cause of an indignation meeting of citizens this afternoon, at which a set of resolutions were adopted denouncing Jones for cow ardice in office and malicious falsifying and calling upon him to resign. The meeting also pledged the citizens to the protection of the lives and property of the people of this county and to the property of the Mis souri Pacific Railway company. A law and order league was also formed, with a number of prominent officials and citizens at the head. A resolution was adopted calling upon the county authorities to arrest and prosecute all persons who have ob structed trains or destroyed property. THE MIiIKKStt.VTER. Gradunl RexnniiHiou off Business Reported a. M . Louis. St. Louis, April 2.— Despite the ap parent agreement arrived at in New York, the Missouri Pacific oilicials and their em ployes seem as far apart as ever, and the final adjustme.it is still in the future. The Kninhts demand that all those who struck shall be taken back in a body, and the rail way officials have determined to re-employ only those actually needed, and conse quently the strike still continues. Vice President Hoxie telegraphs Mr. Gould that he has plgntly of force to run trains and do repairs, and that new men are being hired every day. Freight is being received for all points on the Gould system. None of the Knights of Labor have gone back to work. Part of the track at Fort Worth. Tex., has been torn up. The strikers and mob had their own way there at 4 o'clock this afternoon. A riot is feared. No dis turbances had occurred in East St. Louis at 4 o'clock, but no trains were moving. .loINED BY TKANSEEKMEN. The transfermen were present at their stables this morning, but refused to go to work. They told the superintendent as they told him the first day, that they would not take out their teams until the strike was settled. They do not any longer, it is understood, excuse their action by saying they are afraid and have been intimidated, but openly declare that they are laying off because they are in sympathy with the strikers. In the present attitude ol the strike the teamsters of the Transfer com pany seem to hold the key to the situation. The strikers place great reliance in the teamsters. The yards over the river are without freight, and there is none being re ceived anywhere except by the Wabash. As long as the teamsters refuse to haul any thing the railroads will have nothing or at any rate very little to move, and there will be: no necessity for the strikers to go near the yards or do anything in the way of per suading the engineers to leave their en gines. "As long as the transfer teamsters Daily Globe stick to us." said a striker, "we are all ■ right. If they go back on us. we are gone." I WIIKICE IS TIinXEU? I Diligent search and query up to 11 I o'clock to-night failed to reveal the where- ■ abouts of Secretary Turner and his nsso- I dales of the. geneial executive committee, I and it is now regarded as a certainty that I they have not yet reached the city. The I local committees have been in joint and se- I enl session to-night, and at this writing II nothing has been learned of their proceed- 1 ings. Three trains passed over the bridge M after 5 o'clock this evening, the hist that I have crossed for about three weeks. The Chi- II eago, Burlington & Quiucy sent over three I cars of general merchandise and twenty I cars of coal and a train of twenty-three II empties was sent from the union depot yard j to East St. Louis. Supt. Dickinson, Of the Bridge and Tunnel company, said to-night j that he will continue this work to-morrow. 11 is engineers and tiremen stand ready to perform service on call, and he says lie has j enough switchmen upon whom he can rely to commence operations, and the indica tions now are that the bridge traffic will be , resumed to-morrow. The Vandal ia road brought two trains of coal into East St Louis to-day and will continue the work to-morrow. The Chicago, IJurllngton & Quiucy sent out one train of empties and received twenty-four cars of merchandise and twenty cars of grain. DECIDKD EFFORTS in at least three yards in East St. Louis will be made to-morrow to send out trains, and if interference is ordered by the strik ers there is likely to be trouble, for it is un derstood that the managers of the roads are determined to resist any further obstruction to traffic by strikers, and if the city or ' county authorities do not afford sufficient protection they will furnish it themselves. Mr. EL P. Tatisey. the manager of the St. Louis Transfer company, has notilied his teamsters to report for duty to-inoriow. with the further notilication that if they do not promptly respond they need not ever report again. If these men still : refuse to work their places will be filled with new men. The operations of the Transfer company will be resumed, freight will be hauled across the river by wagon and the railroads will have something to move. If in addition to this the bridge company resumes even partial operations, then will be an activity and animation in East St. Louis that lias not been since the strike began. The prospects fora resump tion of traffic is decidedly brighter to-night. THIS OUTLOOK i:lsi:\vhki:i:. The Missouri Pacific company sent out a ! freight train from Hannibal to-day without I molestation. Most of the men have returned I to work in accordance with an agreement with State Adjutant GeneralJaniicson. who left here yesterday for Jeffersou City. j Trains are running at Sedalla to-day with out interference. The strikers still await orders. The men arrested yesterday for assaulting a workmen were all discharged ) to-day except one, who was lined $25. Numbers of the men still \ show a disposition to do violence, but are held in check by the officers i At Kansas City there is nothing new in the Missouri Pacific situation. The strikers are still out, while the company's business I proceeds without interruption. P. M. Ar thur, chief of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers, arrived at Corslcana. Tex. , this morning from Chicago. The brother- II hood lodue. in tills city held a session in I their hall to-day with closed doors. It is I believed that Chief Arthur will be able to I adjust the differences and grievances now II existing at this point. lie left for Austin I to-night. I TURNER IIEARD FROM. I Columbus, April 2. — Secretary Turner I and his associates tried every effort to arbi- I trate with the Champion works II at Springiield to-day, but William I Whiteley, who received them kindly, would II not recognize them as a board of arbitra- II tion or the representatives of any organiza- II tion. The Knights of Labor then proceeded II to St Louis. ■•''■•"«' I . Industrial Items. I The Chicago boxmnkers uuion and Maxwell : Bros, yesterday agreed on a basis of settle ment. The firm agrees to take back all the old men who were In its employ at the time of tbo strike Dourly four montiis ago. The agreement stipulates that no child labor is to bo employed on machines intro duced into tho factory at the time of tbo strike. Everything is quiet at Gould9boro. La. One hundred and ten man are at work, lu cludin? eleven of the late strikers. All differences between ttao 1,800 employes and the officer? of the Brooklyn City Railroad company have been settled. The Italians in the limestone quarries at ; Edenburg, Pa., have struck for an advance j of 3 cents a ton. About 15.000 strikers refusq to return, work in the ChurJcroi, Belgium, district. They are not riotous, however. A CENTRAL FIGURE. Tiie Deep Interest Everybody Takes In Secretary Pruden. Stirring Sceneo at the Capitol on Ills Arrival. Special to the Globe. Washington*, April 2.— Maj. O. L. Pruden. the assistant secretary at the White house, is always a central figure at the capitol. His coming is more eagerly looked for than that of any other man. Every day you will hear the fat telegraph operator in the • office of the chief clerk of the senate asked: "Is Pruden coining up to-day?" When he makes his appearance there is a general flutter. "'There's Pruden." I goes round the word, and immediately II everybody is on the gui vive. The occu- I pants of the press gallery rush out into tue writing room adjoining the gallery, a rush down stairs, the senators and members of the house prick up their ears and the loungers in the lobby hurry to the office of the chief clerk. Pruden always brings to the capitol all th* executive com munications, the messages, the vetoes and the nominations to office. Hence there is always GREAT CUJUOSITY to know what are the contents of the mys terious package which be brings so closely guarded and presents in open senate with the stereotyped announcement that he presents "sundry messages in writing from ■ the president of the United Suites." lie ! always bring for the accommodation of the ; ever-anxious press a list in "manifold" of i the nominations, and the? moment he has safely delivered the nominations themselves ■ to the senate he gives these lists to a wait ' ing page, who darts to the office of the chief i clerk with them, followed by the anxious crowd of office-seekers who are waiting to ; see if their names or the names of their friends are sent in. The sheet is laid on a long table in one of the offices and the ; crowd gathers around it. On some faces you see a gleam of triumph, on a majority of them a look of disappointment either ■ because their hated rival has triumphed , over them or because of the ; HEAKTSICKNESS , which comes of the "hope long deferred." i Meantime another list has been carried up i to the writing room adjoining the press gal ; lery. The occupants gather around this, hastily jot down on convenient scraps of ; paper the names of especial interest i to their respective locality, rush i to the telegraph office, a few • feet away, and in a jiffy the names and the , offices to which they are nominated are fly s ing over the wires, bringing gladness or j madness to hearts thousands of miles away. • Meantime Prudeu takes his weary way, no , longer an object of interest, to his carriage, • waiting at the door, passes down the ave t nue up to the White house, and to his desk, i 1 where he buries himself until the routine of r another day makes him again the cynosure - of all eyes, the bearer of sealed messages, - whose presence again makes every heart 1 s quicken. I ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORXING. APRIL 3, ISB6 —TWELVE PAGES. ALL LOVE LABORERS. Congressmen Unanimous in Their Affec tion for Those Who Live by the Sweat of Their Brow. New Members Avail Themselves of the Opportunity to Deluere the House With Maiden Speeches. Gen. Terry to Preside Over the Dl vision or the Missouri- -Other Assignments. Indian Commissioner Atkins* Em phatic Testimony Before the Telephone Committee. I in ru.ni DI«H n*»ion of Arbilratiou Special to ibe Globe. Washixutox, April 2.— The third day of debate on the arbitration bill did not de velop any new ideas, but a number of mem bers who hud not before had an ouportunity to address the house and the country on that important juotion were able to do so under the live-minute rule, the tive minutes being generally doubled by the kindness of a friend who secured the m»or iv the nick of time and yielded to the orator, when the speaker's travel had cut down in the midst of his most beautiful curl. The new members from way back owe the committee on labor a debt of gratitude for having given them such a grand opportunity to deliver their maiden speeches, and on a theme that has deep interest in the homes and haunts of the toiling masses. They have appreciated and availed themselves of the opportunity. Otherwi&e THE LITTLK BII.L of three printed pages might have been passed at one sitting. It appears that the newly-Hedged congressmen have that same ardeut longing to promote the interests nl the workingmeu that has been the main spring of the legislative action of the older members, except when they have been asked to reduce taxation that U maintained lor the protection of monopolists. The curious feature of the debate has been the wide divergence of the opinions of the men who have spoken. All start from the same pomt — that arbitration is the true, remedy. The New York Iron Manufacturer thinks the omy solvent ot the labor problem, and the solvent that will some day be applied in this country, is tin* participation of employes in a share of the prolils of the business, and that protit shaving should be reached through arbitra tion. The BRIGHT AND COMBATIVE but diminutive Missouri representative. Mr. Glover, was wont to ridicule the commit tee's bill because it does not force arbitra tion or compel obedience to the decisions of the arbitrators. lie brought down the house by describing his colleague, Mr. O'Neill, of Missouri, who happens to have charge of the bill, as a great constitutional lawyer among base-ballists and a great bass-ball ist among constitutional lawyers. It is under stood that the boss of the labor committee dotes (di base ball when he is on the com mons of St. Louis. Mr. O'Neill himself cluM-d the general debate to-day in a tifteen mimne speech of such fervent gesticulation ami energy of denunciation of the "consti tutional cranks'' and other unfortu nate persons who had crossed the path of his bill as to provoke the mirth of his auditors. Amendments in any number were presented and voted down, except those that changed the bill in no material respect, and were not op posed by representatives of the labor com mittee. Other amendments are still pend ing, to meet the same fate, when reached. POME OF THE VIEWS EXPRESSED. Washington. April 2. — Iv the house on motion of Mr. O'Neill of Missouri, private business was dispensed with— yeas, 153: nays 71 — and the house went into com mittee of the whole on the labor arbitration bill. Mr. Foran of Ohio offered the follow ing amendment: If, on the written proposition of either party to the controversy to submit the differ ence to arbitration, tue other party shall re fuse, the party submitting the proposition may request a judge of a United States dis trict oourt to appoint an arbiter. Mr. Dibble of South Carolina offered the following amendment: The commissioner of labor, on the request of either party to a controversy, shall order au investigation tn be made. Mr. Negley of Pennsylvania offered the following amendment: The board of arbitration shall Inquire into the practices of certain railroad companies of maintaining a company system of lite in surance to evade the payment of damages for loss of life through negligence or other wise. Messrs. Phelps and Willis favored the bill. Mr. O'Neill appealed to the members to vote down the amendments and to put their heels on that class of men who could suggest nothing, who were mere OBSTRUCTIONISTS AND BARNACLES on a party, and who ought to have better sense. The amendments were all voted down, but the first section of the bill was modified iv several particulars. The second section was taken up, and Mr. Breckiu ridge of Kentuuky moved to strike out so much of the section as gives the board of arbitration the power to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, etc. lie said he stood lor true labor, but this bill is a delusion and a snare. Mr. McKinley of Ohio be lieved in the principle of the bill. Arbitra tion was the true means of settling differ ences between labor and capital. Mr. Hewitt of New York opposed the bill, and said the profit sharing system was the final solution ot this great question. Mr. Law ler of Illinois said he was free to bay that if Jay Gould was hung to a lamp post in New York it would be a blessing to the community known as the United States. [Laughter.] lie favored the bill as just to the workman. Mr. Breckinridge's motion was defeated. On motion of Mr. Lowry of Indiana, an amendment was adopted pro viding that in no case shall any witness be compelled to disclose the secrets or produce the records of any labor organization of which he may be an ofticer or a member. Mr. Warner of Ohio said he would vote for the bill, but with many misgivings. Mr. Farquhar of New York supported the bill, Mr. (ilover of Missouri said the bill was A CONSTITUTIONAL ABORTION and had nothing whereon to stand, lie de nounced it as au insult to the intelligence of the merchants and the workingmen. The second section of the bill was agreed to with certain amendments recommended by the committee on labor, and the third and tourth sections were agreed to without change. Mr. O'Neill of Missouri gave notice that he would to-morrow ask the house to set aside the special order for that day (the consid eration of the report from the coinage com mittee) and proceed to a conclusion on the arbitration bill. The first and second sec tions of the bill as agreed upon provide for A board of arbitration which shall possess the power belonging to United States commis sioners appointed by the circuit court of the United state*, but in no case shall any wit ness be compelled to disclose the secrets oi produce the records or proce.-dinps of any labor organization of which he may be an offi cer or member, and any order finding, con clusion or uwar : made by a majority of the arbitrators shall be of the name force and effect as if all the arbitrators concurred therein and united in making the same. The bouse at its evening session passed thirty-live pension bills and adjourned. ATKINS' PAX-ELECTRIC. The Indian Commissioner Gives Testimony With Emphasis. Washington. April 2.— lndian Com missioner Atkins was examined by the tele phone investigating committee to-day am rehearsed the story of the Pan-Electric or gauization. Although he was not a mem Washington. April 2.— lndian Com missioner Atkins was examined by the tele phone investigating committee to-day and rehearsed the story of the Pan-Electric or ganization. Although he was not a mem ber of congress when he entered the organ ization he saw no impropriety lv a mem ber's entering such an enterprise.- Mr. ltancy inquired if the witness regarded it as proper for a member of congress to ac rcpt a gift. The witness with some heat denied that his interest was a gift. lie hud agreed to pay whatever assessment was necessary to develop an unknown quantity. Mr. Edmunds Inquired if th« witness bad ever used his official connection to further the interests of the Pan-Electric company. "None on the face of God Almighty's eartu.' said the witness, slapping energeti i all the back of the chair upon which he leaned, "and 111) man can look me In the face and say so. I would cut mv hand off at the wrist bcroro I would do such a thing." ';«,-. The witness was asked if he bad said anything to Mr. Ga-land since the begu iling of the proceedings at the department. lie replied that after Secretary Lmuar's final decision he had called to see Mr. Garland and asked in his opinion if he (witness) should mention his connection with the Pan-electric to Secretary Lamar. and Mr. Garland had replied that it would be a very peeper thing to do. and witness had there upon informed the secretary. That was all the conversation he had with Mr. Garland about the matter. He had told the secre tary that if his connection with the com pany caused the slightest embarassment he (witness) wanted the secretary to say so, and he could not be tied in his position. Secretary Lamar had replied that he could see nothing that witness had done that was essentially wrong, and he could attend to his official duties. Witness stated that he knew nothing of the bringing of the gov ernment suit- He felt greatly outraged, be said, by the newspaper publications to the effect that he had been chairman of the ap propriations committee when the company had been organized. In this connection witness denounced in the most emphatic terms some articles which had appeared in the New York World. 11. O. Sixas of New Orleans then took the stand and re lated the well-known circumstances leading up to the beginning of the government suit. Adjourned until Monday. Assignments of major General. Washington, April 3. — A general order was received by the war department this afternoon announcing the following assign ments: Maj. Gen. Scholiekl to the division of the Atlantic Maj. Gen. A. H. Terry to the division of the Missouri, Maj. Gen. <>. O. Howard to the division of the Pacific. Brig. Gen. Crook was to-day relieved from command of the department of Arizona and assigned to the department of the Platie, formerly com manded by Gen. Howard. Brig. Gen. N. A. Miles, now in command, of the depart ment of the Missouri, has been assigned to the department of Arizona. Want Better Compensation. Special to the Globe. Washington, April There is a de termined effort being made to push through a bill increasing the compensation of the postmasters at the smaller offices. A dele gation, representing the postmasters of the country, is here for the purpose of urging the bill in question, which amends the present law by increasing third-class past masters in the benefits afforded the second class and providing that the department shall defray office expenses. It also makes a change in law providing for the issuing of money orders, making a more equitable division between the department and the postmaster. They require a postmaster to give a bond of from £2.000 to $5,000 and the commissions allowed do not run higher than from 50 cents to $3. The postmasters say it takes about one-third of their time to attend to that class of business. The bill also provides that fourth-class postmasters shall get 100 per cent of the first 8100 can cellation, instead ot $50 cancellation, as at present Where Consrc»-mea Worship* Special to the Glooe. Washington, April 3.— Senators Stan ford and Sawyer, the two richest members of the senate, have adjoining pews in the Metropolitan church, where Parson New man is now drawing immense crowds every Sunday. Senator Logan also attends there, and last Sunday walked up into the pulpit to shake hands with Newman at the close of the service. Senator McMillan passes the door of the Metropolitan church and goes to the president's church, a few door further up the street Senator Hoar and Representative Rice of Massachusetts at tends All Souls Unitarian church. Repre sentative Herbert of Alabama is an Episco palian. Mr. Anderson of Kansas was edu cated a Presbyterian minister and left the pulpit to engage in politics. Mr. Julius ix'sar Burrows is a Presbytei as are also Representatives Tucker and Gilfillan. Senators Dawes. Harrison, Hale and Wil son attend the Presbyterian church of the Covenant Senators Five and Cameron have pews in the New York Avenue . Pres byterian church. Ladies Without Escorts. Special to the Glow. Washington, April 2. — The announce ment that Miss Cleveland actually went to the theater without a gentleman escort, in stead of shocking the society people in other cities, seemed to be just in line with the prevailing custom. The managers of the Philadelphia theaters have been talked to on the subject and say it is a common and growing custom there. One of them is quoted as saying: i'ould would be surorised to see the ladies who come to both of our houses without es corts. The custom has crown up in the last five years, and now there Is not a night passes bnt that ten from fifty ladled oome to the opera bouse in that manner. There Is no im propriety in it. Only last week, . during the engagement of Rosina Yokes, there were a number of theater parties composed ex clusively of ladies." '•'• '• Counsel Come* Uich. Washington, April 2.— -Acting Attor ney General Goode has returned the bills of Jeff Chandler. Eppa Huntnn and Charles H. Whitman of special counsel to assist in the prosecution of the suit against the Bell Telephone company to the first comptroller of the treasury with a statement that the amount called for ($1,000) for each Is in ac cordance with a contract regularly exe cuted, and is for services already rendered. The first comptroller has accord inly passed the bills, and they have been paid. It is understood that the compensation agreed on under the contract referred to is 55.000 for the firm of Hun km & Chandler and 000 for Mr. Whitman. The bills of Judge Thurman and Judge Lowrey. the principal government counsel in the case, have not been rendered. Accident to a Congressman. Washington, April 3. — Congressman Charles U. Brown of Ohio while going from the capitol to take a car for his house accident!}* fell with his entire weight on his left leg. which had previously been wounded. He passed a sleepless night and at one time it was thought he would not survive the night He rallied some what, however, and is resting comfortably to-day. Washington Waifs. Mr. Hatch of Missouri from the committee of agriculture yesterday reported to the house the agricultural appropriation bill, and it was referred to the committee of the whole. . .. • . . ' • :; The house committee on invalid pensions yesterday Instructed Representative Morrill to report favorably a bill to pension prison ers of war. Miss Cleveland, accompanied by Mis* Tan Vecht en. left Washington yesterday for At lantic City for a short visit. The physicians of Secretary Manning re ported bis condition last night as unchanged. Wants to Preach. London. Ont, April 2.— The wife of Nathan Griffith of Westminster cut her husband's throat this morning. Her mind was unbalanced by religious excitement, and she says she wanted to kill her husband so that she could go to preaching. London*. Ont, April 2.— The wife of Nathan Grilhtu of Westminster cut her husband's throat this morning. Her mind was unbalanced by religious excitement, and she says she wanted to kill her husband »o that she could go to preaching. THOUSANDS HOMELESS- Over 5,000 Residents of Chatanooga Driven From Their Homes by the Great Flood. ome, Ga., Suffers to the Extent of $I,soo,ooo— Heavy Lowei in Many Other Cities. The People of Cincinnati Anticipat ing 11 Iff u Water by Moving Ef fect* to Safe Quarter*. Large Loss of Life on Alabama Plan ta>tlons--The Water Falling at ltlcUniond. High Water In the South. Cha'i wANotH.A, Tom:., April 2.— There is mi improvement in the condition of affairs here to-night. The Hooded territory has been largely increased t«>-day and at 8 p. in. thi! river reached tifty-two feet, and is rising an inch an hour. The river has been falling all day at London, Kovkwood. Dayton and Charlestowu. It is estimated ll.at 5,000 people are homeless in this city, though they all have comfortable tempor ary quarters and relief committees are sup plying the necessities of life. The water now stands a foot deep in the Union passenger depot and lias entered the lower floors of the Read house and some stores on Market street The express coin pames have moved to higher quarters, and at this writing the water lack* eleven inches of entering the Times counting room, which is about the average height of all the stores on Market street. A colored man and a white child were drowned to day. The city is policed to-night by the military. All the railroads on the Chattanooga side of the river are under water, in some places ten feet. Heavy washouts have occurred on the Cincinnati Southern and Western A Atlantic roads. All roads report that their lines are open except about Chatta u«>oga. and in consequence no connection can be made. Trains are running on the Ea^t Tennessee road to Cleveland, Term., on the Western <fe Atlantic to Daltou, on the Cincinnati Southern to Rathburn,Tenn., on the Memphis & Charleston to Stevenson, Ala., on the Nashville & Chattanooga to Wauchatchie. Term. The Georgia division of the East Tennessee road has not re sumed. No mails have reached or left Chattanooga since Monday. THE DAMAGE VKIiY GREAT. MoNTcio.MKKY, Ala., April 2.— Specials to the Advertiser from Koine, da., places the loss there at §1.500.000. At Selma the gas works are abolished and the city is in darkness. A steamboat reached there to day with 150 rescued negroes. Nine ne groes were drowned on one plantation. The Warrior river falls slowly. Great damage is reported all along its banks, es pecially in horses and mules and com. Distress is reported from all the overflowed sections. The loss of life and property cannot be yet conjectured. Actual meas urement makes the ilood live feet and nine inches higher than any record of the Ala bama river. Montgomery, Ala., April 2. — The river has fallen about sixteen inches. Boats have been distributing food all day through the inundated parts of the city. Several hun- ' dred persons, mostly negroes, have been water bound for two days without food. Reports from different points near here to day show that five more negroes have been drowned. The steam ferry boat left here to-day, going up the river to pick up all persons in danger and to supply food to the suffering. REACHED ITS CLIMAX. Richmond. Va., April 2. — The flood In the James river at this point reached its climax at 8 o'clock this morning. During the afternoon the water began falling rapidly, and by to-morrow morning the principal submerged streets will be free from water. All trains have resumed run ning except on the Richmond & Allegheny railroad. CINCINNATI APPREHENSIVE. Cincinnati, April 2. —At 8:30 this even ing the snow, which had been falling nearly all day, measured nearly four inches in depth and was still falling. This fact to gether with reported rains up the river, caused considerable apprehension as to floods, and business houses in the bottoms have been all day removing goods from cel lars and the first floors. Many cellars are already flooded and the mills on the Licking river have closed. The river at 8 o'clock was fifty feet uiue inches and rising two inches an hour. OPENING THE RAILWAYS. Louisville. Ky., April 2.— The Louis ville & Nashville has formed a connection at Birmingham with the Georgia Paciiic, and is now taking passengers to Atlanta and the Southeast by this route. Arrange ments have been made for a boat transfer at Montgomery and but small delay is now experienced in all Southern business from the flood. The Knoxville division is also opeu. THE CONNECTICUT RISING. Hartford. Conn., April 2.— The Con necticut river at 11 o'clock to-night was twenty feet above the low water mark and still rising. The cellars along the river front are flooded. Eighteen Buildings Horned. Port Rowan. April 2. — Eighteen places of business on Main street were burned to day. Loss, $300,000; insurance 912,000. The origin of the fire is unknown. "Minor .tlishups. Fire yesterday in the factory of the Fair bank Canning company in the town of Lake, HI., damaged the building and machinery to the extent of $60 000. The 200 men em ployed in the department whore the fire orig inated barely escaped with their lives. Tue Insurance is $30,000. The propellor Atlantic spent Thursday night in the ice twelve miles off Point aux Barque, Mich. Her attempt to cross Saginaw bay was fruitless. She returned to the har bor at daylight nn«l worked her way to the wharf through its Inches of ice. The Iron shotting on nor l-ow was torn otf by the Ice. Thursday evening n *|uall drove the barge Burlington against tie t'arirts Star of Hope aud Vaurtni at Wheatley, Out. H<>th tho lat ter were driven on Point Pelee and ure total wrecks. Tho crews were saved, but had a narrow Meano. John Watta, who lived a few milos rorth of Seneca Fail*. N. V., drove to town Thursday and became very drunk. When ho returned home nt niclit he in some way Ml lire to hit dwelling and perisned in the tlaiue-. Judge Baxter Dead. Knoxville, Term.. April 2. — A tele gram announces that Judge John Baxter of this city died to-day at llot Springs, Ark., after an illness of only a few hours. lit- was 07 years old. and was appointed by President Hayes in 1877 to succeed J udge 11. 11. Eramons. Detroit, Mich.. April 2.— The sudden death of Judge Baxter seriously obstructs bu>iness in the United States courts in Michigan. The Free Press in the morning will say: With Judge Solomon Wither ill In Cali fornia, where he has b -eu several months, in the hope of recruiting his failing health, and Judge Henry B. Brown con lined to his residence with a prospect of not getting out inside of two inoutbs, the death of Ciicuit Judge Baxter, who would naturally supply the place of either, were they uuable to exchange benches, becomes a matter of grave importance. The business of the two Michigan districts has been performed for some time by Judge Brown, who has thereby been considerably overworked. Should he also be uuat'le to perform hit duties there would be do one to put on th« bench of either circuit. The death of Judge I!*\ter therefore means the possible suspen sion and serious delay to United States court cases Id Michigan. An early appointment oi hi* successor is a matter of grave necessity. Crooked Officers. St. Louis, April 2.— The St Claii county, 11L. grand jury returned a second Crooked Officers. St. Lot is. April 2.— The St. Clair county, 11L. grand jury returned a second indictment to-day against T. A. Carty, city clerk of East St. Louis, and D. J. Carty, county recorder, who were indicted yester day for conspiracy. This indictment I charges them with being accessory before | the fact to burglary and larceny in inducing | 'at hoi and Lieutenant of Police Duffy i to rub the safo in the city clerk's office in East St. Lt..iis over a year ago, and for which hf(M and Duffy are now in the penitentiary. The grand jury also returned a number of Indictments against men who have been interfering with the running of trains at East St. Louis, but refused to give the list. Tho arrest will be made as soon as the papers can be made out Seen by livnThoutand. Lexixotox, Mo., April 2.— Jeff Wilson (colored) was hanged here to-day for the murder of Jennie Sanford, his mistress, on July :;i, 1834. The reading of the death waintnt to the condemned man did not seem to move him, ami when the procession passed from the jail to the gallows he was cheerful and smiled recognition to all as he went along. He talked tifteen minutes on the scaffold, and when the drop fell his feet touched the ground, but he was hurriedly drawn up and the rope shortened. His j neck was broken. Life was pronounced j extinct in twelve minutes. Five thousand j people witnessed the execution. A TUBE IN* HIS NECK. Why an Indianapolis Man Should Not lie llanged. More New York Aldermen Getting In the Law's Clutches. Impossible to strangle Him. Special to the Globe. Indianapolis Ind., April 3. — Prepara tions will begin Monday for the execution on Thursday next of Phillips, who cut his I wife's throat last July in a public alley in j this city, and immediately afterward tried to cut his own. which he so mangled that he has been living ever since with an air tube in his throat. A very peculiar peti tion, signed by several hundred persons, was to-day presented to the governor in his behalf. After reciting the circum stances of the murder, the petition con cludes: IT he Is executed by hanging, as tho sen tence and the law require, the noose neces sarily encircling: his neck above the opening of the tube will in no wiso produce strangu lation, or in any way interfere with bid respi ration, and thus death must necessarily en sue from sheer physical exhaustion, and not otherwise, unless from decapitation; that such an execution would be an outrage on civilization and sitnplj barbarous. In the in terest of humanity and the enlightened civil ization, your petitioners would therefore pray tbe commutation of such sentence to impris onment for life. Drawing the Knot. New York. April 2.— Ex-Aid. Kirk spent the night in a cell at police headquar ters. The grand jury returned indictments for bribery against Aid. Kirk and Pearson. Kirk was released ou 525.000 bail, and Pearson on 53. 000. Aid. Fullgraff and ex- Ald. Waite and Finck were interviewed this morning by the district attorney. Waite is still guarded closely by Detective Byrnes, and will spend the night in some hoteL Tka penalty for the offense of Aid. Pearson is ten years imprisonment of .$5,000 fine, or both, in the discretion of the court. At the district attorney's office it was said that there would probably be no arrests to night. Aid. Fullgraff is under detective surveillance. He testified before the Broad way committee to-day. He strenuously denied that he had been paid any money for his vote in favor of granting the fran chise. George Walter, successor to Aid. Jaehue in the jewelry business, denied that he had gone to the sub-treasury to get a 310,000 bill changed, as bad been charged, op that he had told any one that the "boodle was kept in Jaehne's safe in his store. A number of aldermen of 1884 will be called on to testify to-morrow. RETIRED FROM POLITICS. The political organizations are casting out those connected with the Broadway surface railroad scandal. At the meeting of the Tammany committee on organization to-night the resignations of ex-Aid. Kirk, L. A. Fullgraff and Charles A. Dempsey and "Billy"' Maloney were tendered and ac cepted. The County Democracy executive committee to-night passed resolutions call ing on the district committees to retire all persons from the organization in any way connected with the steal. Set m Good Example. Chicago, April 2. — Speedy justice was meted out to Charles Stephens in Judge Collins' court this morning. Stephens is an old man. who for fifteen years was in the employ oi the Wilmington and Vermill iou Coal company of this city. Fifteen months ago he absconded, and investigation showed that he had embezzled $21,000 from the company. All efforts to capture the fugitive were fruitless, and it was believed he had gone to Canada. This theory proved correct, for last Tuesday the com pany he had robbed received a letter from him dated in Canada saying that he was penniless and alone and rather than remain another year in Canada he desired to re turn, plead guilty to his crime and receive his punishment. He announced his inten tion of starting at once for the United States, and the company sent two Pinker ton detective to Detroit to meet him. On Wednesday they arrested him. on Thursday he was brought to this city and indicted by the grand jury. This morning he pleaded guilty before Judge Collins and was sen tenced to three years' imprisonment at Jol iet, and this afternoon was taken to the penitentiary. Wholesale Attachments. Eppixo, N. H., April 2. — The property of all the fourteen or more sureties on the late CoL Hoyt*s last two bonds as treasurer of the B. W. Hoyt Manufacturing company has been attached. Each bond is for ?'.'(), --000. James N. Godfrey and John O. Ed gerly, whose names appear among the signers, say that their signatures are for geries. The attachments have resulted in closing several places of business. In sev eral cases the savings of a lifetime will be swept away. Estimating that the stock holders will receive a 20 per cent, dividend, thciv would remain a deficiency of $108,000. representing the shrinkage of property, bad debts and the defalcation and irregular business paper of the late treasurer. The losses of Hoyt's creditors and of the in dorsers of his private paper cannot now be ascertained. Criminal tunings. At Conneant, 0.. Thursday nicht John Rurke was shot an instantly killed b y Wayne James. Tbe men had quarreled and Jtuues claims tho shooting was done in self defense. He is under arrest. Burke was a tramp who came from the East last fall, and is thought his right name was Joseph Basker. An investigation iuto the affairs of J. A. McMahon. a lawyer of Kingston, Out., whe left suddenly some time ago, shows that he has appropriated money belonging to his clients estimated at t ,'r.ooo. Losses in spec ulating are said to bo the cause of the trouble. The Brooktaaven (Miss.) Leader says it has authority for sa. ing that S. H. Wbitworth, formerly of Brookhaven, but now of Letlort county, lfd the armed mob which did tbe kill ing at Carrollton. Fong Ah Yu, the young Chinaman of Mon treal who was charged with the murder ol Sing Lee of Rome, N. V., in July, 1885, was convicted yesterday afternoon of murder it tbe second degroe. Sergt. S. Weigleb of the United State! army, stationed at Ship Isi and. La., com mi t tod suicide yesterday by blowing hi! brains out with a pistol. The St. Louis & Cairo road has made a con tract with the Mobile & Ohio road to operati the former road for forty-live years frou Jan. 1, 1886. The road will be changed v standard gauge. The St. Louis & Cairo road has made a con tract with the Mobile & Ohio road to operate the former road for forty-five years from Jan. 1. 1886. The road will be changed to standard gauge. NO. 9 3 ANGELS OF COMMERCE. Evangelist Jones Finds a Reason for Giving taia Title to the Com mercial Travelers, And Proceeds to Eead Them a Lecture on the Temptations of the Man on the Boad. A Third-class Dog Better Than • First-Class Drummer of Vicious Habits. Ho Foregoes Giving Fatherly Advice on Account of the Presence of Sweet Face*. Jones to the Urumuieri. Special to the Globe. Chicago, April 2.— Farwell hall was packed to an uncomfortable degree at noon to-day, the entire seating capacity and every square inch of standing room being occu pied. The space in the lower part of the room between the two main aisles was set apart for the commercial travelers. Three hundred would be a fair estimate of the number of the gentlemen present. Mr. Samuel Petrie, one of the traveling repre sentatives of Selz, Schwab «fc Co., led the meeting. After a couple of hymns were sung Mr. J. V. Farwell read the Scriptures, and Me. Joseph Smithson offered a fervent prayer for the spiritual and material interests of the Travelers' association. Mr. Jones began his discourse by calling the traveling fraternity "angels of commerce," who differed from the angels of old, inas much as their visits were "not few or far between." Their power in numbers and in fluence was great, and if such power could be directed for good, what wonders could be performed in the advancement of the morals of the community. He acknowledged that it was HARD FOE A COMMERCIAL MAX to be religious. Now, let me show you why. Let us get the subject well in view, as the negro preacher said at the funeral, and he proceeded to read a letter from a New York member of the association, which backed up his assertion in a brief and pointed way. The writer stated the difficulties he experienced in leaving off drink, profanity and tiie use of tobacco, but gloried in the fact that recent conversion helped him to cut himself aloof from all these evils. Mr. Jones said that if such vices were necessary to make a good com mercial man he would rather be a third class dog than a first-class drummer. A drummer can expect nothing but evil in his life if he resorts to bad means to gain his end. Card- playing in quiet hotel corners, and treating customers may work well for a while, but the time comes when such means must fail. If it were not that some sweet faces in bonnets were present to-day I would tell you something I know about you fellows, and give you some good fatherly advice, but consider I have said them, for you know just what is in my mind. Presuming that some of hi* auditors were engaged with WHOLESALE LIQUOB HOUSES, he remarked that he would rather go to the poor house and die there than sell whisky in any quantity. He made an appeal for a combination against dishonesty and dis honest methods of doing business, and ex horted all to keep pure in mind and speech, to avoid spicy stories, so-called, and all low-toned and low-lived companions. Mr. Jones then directed his talk to the parents in the audience, and made some feeling remarks and telling points, listened to with great interest. Then he branched off into a strain of humor and talked about wives, divorces and hen-pecked husbands. A great deal of humor was occasioned by a request for all who were not church mem bers to stand up. Two courageous chaps in front got to their feet and faced an up roarious peal of laughter, which Mr. Jones heartily joined in. The speaker then re sumed his earnest manner and proceeded to exhort with spirit and eloquence. Mr. Jones concluded by asking all those who could pledge themselves to lead a better life to rise. The audience arose en masse and then slowly and with seeming reluctance filed out of the hall. KKADSTKii: i"> Hi: PORTS Show an I'nsacisluctory Condition of Trade. New York, April 2. — Special telegrams to Bradstreet's report a less satisfactory condition of general trade than last week, due in large part to the continuation of strikes in various industrial centers, as well as to the interruption of railway traffic In the Southwest Floods in the Central, Southern and Western states have helped to depress trade through the destruction of bridges and overflow lug of country roads. At large Eastern cities the volume of mer chandise moving is of only moderate pro portions. At Western centers the demands are quite as much for nearly wants as they were a week ago. In general, it may be stated that the progress made thus far during 18(56 has been disappointing, though at Chicago and some other cities the total sales of staple goods for the first quarter of ISS6 are said to fully equal those of the first quarter in ISBS. Bad roads are very generally reported throughout the country, and collections from interior traders are slow. In Kansas and Missouri collections are not expected to improve until new crops are gathered and sold. Money is only in fair demand at most points, and the markets rule easy at unchanged rates. Im provement in general trade is mentioned at St. Louis and Kansas City, due to resump tion of traffic there. The iron industry continues depressed by the check to indus trial enterprises by strikes. Anthracite coal is firm at the advance and in better demand. The coal pool hasn't arranged per centages for ISSti yet. Tiie industrial situ ation is better in spite of the prolongation of the fight between the railroads and the Knights of Labor. OTHER STRIKES. The knitting mill strikes at Cohoes and New Britain, Conn., the boot and shoe strike at Beverly, Mass., and that among the suitmakers at New York have largely disappeared, putting 19,000 operatives at work and cutting ((own the total striking from 5-2,000 to 33,000 within a week. There Is. however, a possibility of another out break at Cohoes. Light consumptive de mand continues to depress sugar prices, but mild coffees are higher. Only fair sales of dry goods are reported, the movement being smaller. Stocks in first hands are small and prices with few exceptions are firm. Prints are off 1-10 to %c for 645. The wheat market is only moderately firm despite the freer sales for export. Late takings by Italy of about 200,000 bushels are significant, as our grain shipments heretofore have been chiefly Indian com. Bradstreet's reports of visible supplies of wheat east of the Hocky mountains March 27 show a decline of but 6.257.000 bushels Jan. 1 against 8.657,000 bushels' decline reported by the New York produce exchange. Visible stocks of flour amount to 1.784,000 barrels, or 10,000 barrels more than on Jan. 1. There are no authentic reports of damage to winter wheat yet. Not much spring wheat planting has been done. Ci«n. Di>«eiHUX> Will. Cleveland, 0., April 2.— The will of the late J. H. Devereux, president of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indian apolis railroad, was probated to-day. All his estate is left to Mrs. Devereux, to be divided at her death between the four chil dren. The estate is estimated at 5 150, 000. The Reichstas: yesterday by a vote of 16P tm 137 decided in favor of prolonging the anti socialist law. The Reichstas: yesterday by a vote of 16P t» 137 decided in favor of prolonging the anti socialist law.